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17-Year-Old Arrested For Attempted Homicide Of 15-Year-Old In Harrisburg 17-Year-Old Arrested For Attempted Homicide Of 15-Year-Old In Harrisburg
17-Year-Old Arrested For Attempted Homicide Of 15-Year-Old In Harrisburg A 17-year-old from Harrisburg has been arrested in connection with an attempted homicide over the weekend, the police announced on Wednesday, May 29.  Tyjawan Khimar Hill was wanted for shooting a 15-year-old boy and leaving him in the 1200 block of Thompson Street on Saturday, May 25, the police detailed in their initial release.  The victim remains in the hospital in critical condition, according to the police.  Hill was arrested on a warrant on Wednesday, May 29 on charges of criminal attempt homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, and various firearms offenses, …
SENTENCED! Etown Man Who Carried Woman's Groceries Home Then Raped Her SENTENCED! Etown Man Who Carried Woman's Groceries Home Then Raped Her
Sentenced! Etown Man Who Carried Woman's Groceries Home Then Raped Her A 36-year-old Elizabethtown man has been sentenced after raping a woman he had just helped, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, May 28. Drew Deshong also known as Carlos Cartagena pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated indecent assault without consent, aggravated indecent assault – forcible compulsion, aggravated assault, strangulation, false identification to law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and indecent assault.  He was sentenced to serve 6 ½ to 13 years as set by Judge Dennis Reinaker…
PA Dad Admits To Injuring 2-Month-Old Infant, Braking Bones, Police Say PA Dad Admits To Injuring 2-Month-Old Infant, Braking Bones, Police Say
PA Dad Admits To Injuring 2-Month-Old Infant, Braking Bones, Police Say A Mount Joy dad has "admitted to causing the injuries," to his 2-month-old infant daughter, police stated in a release on Wednesday, May 15 and in court documents subsequently obtained by Daily Voice.  Bryan Garcia-Almanza, 25 who recently moved to the 200 block of Cherry Lane in Marietta, was arrested and had his preliminary hearing and arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Michael Hess on Tuesday, May 14, according to court records.  Garcia-Almanza's infant daughter had previously been admitted to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center on February 9, 2024, the Susque…
ROAD RAGE: Man Points Gun At 2 People Near Library In Central PA, Police Say ROAD RAGE: Man Points Gun At 2 People Near Library In Central PA, Police Say
Road Rage: Man Points Gun At 2 People Near Library In Central PA, Police Say A man who allegedly pointed a gun at people in a road rage incident was arrested on Wednesday morning, court records show.  William Scott Kent, 57 of Harrisburg, is accused of pointing a handgun at two people in the 200 block of North 19th Street in Camp Hill near the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, police explained.  They were called to the incident around 7:08 p.m. on May 5, according to the police release about the warrant for his arrest on Tuesday, May 14.  He turned himself in at the Camp Hil police department at 9 a.m. on May 15, the police said.  He has been …
'Severely Emaciated' 12-Year-Old's Death Blamed On PA Stepmom, Dad's Cruelty: Cops 'Severely Emaciated' 12-Year-Old's Death Blamed On PA Stepmom, Dad's Cruelty: Cops
'Severely Emaciated' 12-Year-Old's Death Blamed On PA Stepmom, Dad's Cruelty: Cops A Pennsylvania couple has been arrested following the death of the man's "severely emaciated" and bruised 12-year-old daughter. Rendell Hoagland and Cindy Warren are each charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, conspiracy, and nearly a dozen other felonies in connection with the death of Malinda Hoagland, according to court records and police papers. Rendell Hoagland and Cindy Warren. Rendell Hoagland Facebook Malinda died on Saturday, May 4 at Paoli Hospital, according to court documents from the Chester County District Attorney's Office.  In a criminal complaint…
14-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl: PA State Police 14-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl: PA State Police
14-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl: PA State Police A 14-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with murder after a 12-year-old girl died on Wednesday, according to a release by the Pennsylvania State Police the following day. Aaron John Klingensmith was arrested on May 2 in connection with the death of a girl he is accused of shooting in the head, Pennsylvania State Police explained and court records showed. The unidentified girl was shot inside a home on Bearfield Road, Brady Township, in the Luthersburg/DuBois area of Clearfield County just before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, PSP Trooper Vaughan Norbert detailed in the release. …
Fugitive Wanted In York Caught With Heroin, Loaded Gun In Atlantic City: Police Fugitive Wanted In York Caught With Heroin, Loaded Gun In Atlantic City: Police
Fugitive Wanted In York Caught With Heroin, Loaded Gun In Atlantic City: Police A man wanted for robbery and aggravated assault was found with a loaded gun in Atlantic City, authorities said. Ronald Johnson, 40, of Atlantic City, was arrested on Friday, Apr. 12 after officers saw Johnson on the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release on Thursday, Apr. 18. An arrest warrant was issued for him when he was named the suspect in a robbery on Thursday, Apr. 11. Johnson was accused of pistol-whipping "a female acquaintance" and kicking her several times when she was on the ground. Investigators said he demanded money from…
Man With Bloody Knife Arrested After Man Stabbed In Chest Found At McDonald's: Lancaster Police Man With Bloody Knife Arrested After Man Stabbed In Chest Found At McDonald's: Lancaster Police
Man With Bloody Knife Arrested After Man Stabbed In Chest Found At McDonald's: Lancaster Police A man stabbed in the chest was found at McDonald's and the whole stabbing was caught on camera on Thursday night, Lancaster City police announced on Friday, April 19.  The suspect is a 43-year-old man, Jonathan Matos, who is currently experiencing homelessness, court records show.  City police were called to the stabbing at McDonald's located at 210 West King Street at 8:26 p.m. on April 18, as detailed in the police release.  They arrived to find the stabbed victim with a single stab wound to the chest, but he explained he walked from the crime scene which was near the…
Federal Felon, Female Convict Nabbed In NY For Stabbing: Harrisburg PD Federal Felon, Female Convict Nabbed In NY For Stabbing: Harrisburg PD
Federal Felon, Female Convict Nabbed In NY For Stabbing: Harrisburg PD UPDATE: **"Dion Johnson and Yolanda Lower were taken into custody on April 19th in New York," Harrisburg Police announced late on Friday night.** ORIGINAL REPORT: A federally convicted felon and a woman with a misdemeanor record are wanted for stabbing a woman multiple times in Harrisburg on Saturday, the Harrisburg police announced on Monday, April 15.  Dion Dakota Johnson, 38 of Harrisburg, was arrested by the FBI back in 2009 for his gang-related activities in the city, although much of his federal records are sealed, he eventually was slapped with both federal and state felony co…
Man Stabbed In Neck With Scissors, Pennsylvania State Police Say Man Stabbed In Neck With Scissors, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Man Stabbed In Neck With Scissors, Pennsylvania State Police Say One man has been charged and another is in a hospital following a fight that ended with scissors been plugged into one of the men's neck, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Wednesday. Just before PSP York Troopers were called to "an assault" in the 300 block of Channell Road, Fawn Township, 23-year-old Gavin Bossom of New Park, PA "engaged into a verbal and physical altercation" with a 55-year-old man, as stated in the release. When members of Troop J arrived, at  approximately 10:06 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, they found the man "with a stab wound on his neck," a…
Convicted Felon Puts Corrections Officer In Chokehold At Pennsylvania Prison, Police Say Convicted Felon Puts Corrections Officer In Chokehold At Pennsylvania Prison, Police Say
Justin Miles Bookwalter Accused Of Choking Prison Guard A 30-year-old convicted felon — in his third prison in six months — is facing new charges after putting a corrections officer in a chokehold, the police announced on Tuesday, April 2.  Justin Miles Bookwalter of Huntingdon is accused of placing "the Corrections Officer in a headlock, while in the headlock the Corrections Officer was unable to breathe," the Middlesex Township police stated in the release.  This incident happened at Cumberland County Prison on March 27, 2024.  This is Bookwalter's third county prison stay since Oct. 31, 2023. He was previously in Huntingd…
Reward Offered: Felon Drags Officer By Vehicle In Harrisburg, Police Say Reward Offered: Felon Drags Officer By Vehicle In Harrisburg, Police Say
Reward Offered: Felon Drags Officer By Vehicle In Harrisburg, Police Say A 44-year-old convicted felon is wanted by the police for dragging an officer by his vehicle down a Harrisburg street, authorities announced on Monday.  Duron Smith "has an active arrest warrant for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer by Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division," the police stated in the release on April 1.  The officer was dragged by Smith's vehicle for an unknown distance along South Second Street in Harrisburg on Jan. 26, 2024, according to the warrant notification.  Smith has felon convictions in Dauphin County for drug dealing and ille…
13-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Killing PA Woman: Police 13-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Killing PA Woman: Police
13-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Killing PA Woman: Police A 13-year-old is in custody for a murder in Wilkes-Barre, according to city police.  Authorities said they were called to the 20 block of South Sherman Street around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29. They arrived to find a 44-year-old victim with "apparent wounds to the torso and head area," and she was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  A second victim was also hurt, according to officials.  The 13-year-old suspect was charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and related counts, and police said she is being charged as an adult.  "As further details b…
Four Caught, PA Man Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside NJ Bar Four Caught, PA Man Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside NJ Bar
Four Caught, PA Man Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside NJ Bar Authorities who’ve charged four men with the brutal murder of a man outside a Garfield bar last month turned to the public for help finding a fugitive gang member from Pennsylvania who sources said repeatedly stabbed the victim in the chest. Ricky “Angel” Vargas, 35, of East Stroudsburg, PA, and his four companions confronted Richard Franceschi, 31, of Hawthorne outside JoJo's Bar & Grill on Monroe Street before dawn this past Feb. 4, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Vargas had a knife and co-defendant Jayson William Rivera, 23, also of East Stroudsburg, had a handgun, the pr…
PA Parents Charged With 'Near Fatal' Abuse Of 1-Year-Old Twins: DA PA Parents Charged With 'Near Fatal' Abuse Of 1-Year-Old Twins: DA
PA Parents Charged With 'Near Fatal' Abuse Of 1-Year-Old Twins: DA Two Chester parents are accused of abusing their 1-year-old twins almost to death, according to a release from the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.  Zamareon Moat, 18, and Armani Coleman, 23, are charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, and conspiracy, prosecutors said.  The investigation began when Chester police were called to the couple's home about an unconscious infant on Jan. 22, the release says. Coleman handed arriving officers her 1-year-old son, who was lethargic and drawing shallow breaths, according to authorities.  Coleman…
Dad Dies In Dauphin County Prison Dad Dies In Dauphin County Prison
Dad Dies In Dauphin County Prison A dad awaiting his preliminary hearing on newly-filed charges died in Dauphin County prison Thursday, Jan. 18, according to court records officials. Michael Howard Butler II had been in and out of prisons in four counties since 2009, according to his criminal record. Tragically, for those who loved him, this time in prison was his last.  A "medical emergency" was called in the A Block dayroom after Butler was "found unresponsive, lying on his back, in his bunk" at 9:38 p.m. on Wednesday. Staff began life-saving measures within a minute but they stopped at 10:22 p.m. and…
Drunk Charged For Head-On Lancaster Crash Hospitalizing 2 People: PSP Drunk Charged For Head-On Lancaster Crash Hospitalizing 2 People: PSP
Drunk Charged For Head-On Lancaster Crash Hospitalizing 2 People: PSP A drunk driver who caused a serious head-on that sent two people to the hospital has been charged, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Thursday.  Gary Testerman Jr., 36, of Willow Street (previously of Buck and Quarryville according to public records) had a blood alcohol level nearly two times the legal limit when he caused the serious head-on crash on Sept. 23, 2023, Trooper James Grothey explained in the release.  Testerman was driving under the influence of alcohol heading south on Lancaster Pike, just south of Mount Airy Road, when he swerved his Ford Escape into the n…
Baby Beater Burned To Death By Boiling Water Down Back At PA Prison (UPDATED) Baby Beater Burned To Death By Boiling Water Down Back At PA Prison (UPDATED)
Baby Beater Burned To Death By Boiling Water Down Back At PA Prison (Updated) A Delaware County dad serving time at a Montgomery County prison for abusing his infant daughter died after being scalded with boiling water, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office in a release. Brandon Grant, 39, died on Sunday, Jan. 14 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest from pulmonary thromboemboli due to deep vein thrombosis and complications from burns to his back, according to officials. The death was ruled accidental following an autopsy on Tuesday, Jan. 16, said Coroner Daniel Buglio. Grant was serving a sentence at SCI Phoenix in Collegeville, the coroner said.  Prison …
Double Allentown Murder Suspect Surrenders: Police Double Allentown Murder Suspect Surrenders: Police
Double Allentown Murder Suspect Surrenders: Police Gabriel Cartagena, the 44-year-old man wanted in connection with a double homicide last month in Allentown, has surrendered, police announced. Cartagena turned himself in on Thursday, Jan. 4, after warrants for his arrest on two counts of criminal homicide, attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and various weapons offenses were issued, Allentown Police Chief Charles Roca said. According to the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office, Gabriel Cartagena shot and killed 44-year-old Ada Ortiz and her 1-year-old grandson, Sebastian Serrano Jr. inside a home on Chestnut Street. https:/…
Attempted Murder Suspect Caught, Pennsylvania State Police Say Attempted Murder Suspect Caught, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Attempted Murder Suspect Caught, Pennsylvania State Police Say A man accused of attempted murder in Delaware County, allegedly stole a car while fleeing — ditching it in Lehigh County — then he supposedly stole another vehicle in Berks County, has been captured in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Jan. 3.  Umar Kimel Presbery, 29 of no known address, was found in a stolen white 2001 Subaru in Harrisburg around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, state troopers explained.  He is accused the stealing the vehicle from Greenwich Township around 5:30 a.m, PSP stated in a previous release.  This was a vehicle…
NJ Man Who Stabbed PA State Trooper 'Numerous Times' In Berks County ID'd NJ Man Who Stabbed PA State Trooper 'Numerous Times' In Berks County ID'd
NJ Man Who Stabbed PA State Trooper 'Numerous Times' In Berks County ID'd A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was stabbed while serving a warrant for a New Jersey man in Berks County on Saturday, according to multiple releases by Trooper David Beohm.  Two troopers were sent to serve a 302 warrant, which is for involuntary mental health commitment, for 27-year-old Bradley Odenath of Pine Hill, NJ. They arrived at 293 Bachmoll Road, Tilden Township at 8:42 a.m. on Dec. 30, Beohm detailed.  "During their interaction with the male one of the troopers was stabbed numerous times in the leg," Beohm stated in the release.  Troopers were able to subd…
Sex Offender Shot Dead By US Marshals Trying To Serve Warrant For Elizabethtown Rape: DA Sex Offender Shot Dead By US Marshals Trying To Serve Warrant For Elizabethtown Rape: DA
Sex Offender Shot Dead By US Marshals Trying To Serve Warrant For Elizabethtown Rape: DA A man wanted on charges in connection with a violent rape in Elizabethtown Borough was shot dead in what the Lancaster County District Attorney's office is calling "an officer-involved shooting" on Thursday afternoon.  Shane Robert Kelec, 38 of the 1700 block of Stone Mill Road, Lancaster was wanted on rape and aggravated assault, among other changes for the terrifying incident that happened in the 900 block of Hedgewyck Lane, Elizabethtown, as detailed in the DA's original release. He had a firearm on him when members of the United States Marshals’ Eastern District Violent Crime…
Body Cam Footage Of Armed Crime Spree Has Lebanon DA Ruling Shooting 'Justified' Body Cam Footage Of Armed Crime Spree Has Lebanon DA Ruling Shooting 'Justified'
Body Cam Footage Of Armed Crime Spree Has Lebanon DA Ruling Shooting 'Justified' Recently released bodycam footage showing just part of a 32-year-old man's crime spree has led Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf to rule police "justified" in shooting at him, as she announced at a press conference where she played part of the footage on Thursday. The South Lebanon Township police officer who shot Cesar Wilkins Romero-Colon, 32 of the 300 block of North Twelve Street of Lebanon was not named, but the two shots he fired at Romero-Colon are considered a justifiable "use of deadly force," the DA Hess Graf said. Neither shot hit Romero-Colon and the shots…
Man With 'AR' Shot By Police Officers Dies In Hospital 5 Weeks Later: Lancaster DA (UPDATE) Man With 'AR' Shot By Police Officers Dies In Hospital 5 Weeks Later: Lancaster DA (UPDATE)
Man With 'AR' Shot By Police Officers Dies In Hospital 5 Weeks Later: Lancaster DA (Update) UPDATE: A man died in the hospital in January after what police called "an officer-involved shooting" during a "domestic incident"  in Nov., the Lancaster County DA said.  William Oneill,40,  had been charged with criminal attempt homicide and related charges, for his role in an officer-involved shooting that occurred Nov. 29, 2023, in the 100 block of Hershey Avenue, but he succumbed to his injuries sustained in the shooting on January 3, the DA said in an updated release adding that, "the charges against Oneill will be withdrawn by our office." ORIGINAL: Three Lancaster Ci…
PA's Own 'Shakira' Charged For Baseball Bat Assault PA's Own 'Shakira' Charged For Baseball Bat Assault
PA's Own 'Shakira' Charged For Baseball Bat Assault A West Chester woman is accused of beating another with a baseball bat, according to Westtown-East Goshen police.  Authorities said it happened on the 200 block of Baldwin Drive in East Goshen on Oct. 29.  Officers spoke with the alleged victim, who had "physical injuries consistent with the assault," and arrested 20-year-old Shakira S. Boyer, the department said.  Boyer is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was released after posting 10 percent of her $10,000 bail, court records show.  She is due back before a judge for her preliminary hea…
PA Man Out On Bail After Allegedly Stabbing Man 6 Times In The Neck, Back PA Man Out On Bail After Allegedly Stabbing Man 6 Times In The Neck, Back
PA Man Out On Bail After Allegedly Stabbing Man 6 Times In The Neck, Back A week after a serious literal backstabbing, a 23-year-old man has been released on ten percent in cash of $25,000, court records show.  Thomas Myles O’Byrne of Manheim is accused of stabbing 30-year-old Kenneth B. Yingst of Manheim six times 6 times to the back and neck area with a knife around 5:50 p.m. on Nov. 6.  Northern Lancaster County Regional police officers responded to the "reported stabbing in progress" in the 1000 block of White Oak Road, Penn Township. They found Yingst lying on the ground bleeding from his multiple stab wounds, as detailed in numerous police releas…
PA Man Points Loaded Gun At, Strikes Woman, Police Say PA Man Points Loaded Gun At, Strikes Woman, Police Say
PA Man Points Loaded Gun At, Strikes Woman, Police Say An Ephrata man is facing charges related to a domestic assault — again, court records show.  Steven Judd, 33, of Ephrata, is accused of "pointing a loaded handgun at the victim and striking her with the handgun," area police stated in a release on Thursday, Nov. 16.  Officers were called to a reported domestic dispute at Judd's home in the first block of Pacific Boulevard just before midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The victim refused medical care at the scene, the police explained. Judd was arrested and was charged with felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor si…
Nearly 50 Years Later Cold Case Killing Of Central PA Newly Wed Solved: DA Nearly 50 Years Later Cold Case Killing Of Central PA Newly Wed Solved: DA
Nearly 50 Years Later Cold Case Killing Of Central PA Newly Wed Solved: DA In 1975 a 19-year-old newlywed was brutally murdered, but thanks to DNA evidence her alleged killer has been revealed, Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams announced. Lancaster County's oldest cold case homicide was that of Lindy Sue Biechler whose "life was brutally taken away from her 46 years ago in the sanctity of her own home," DA Adams said.  David Vincent Sinopoli, now 69 of the 300 block of Faulkner Drive, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, aggravated assault, and burglary in connection with Biechler's death on Thursday, Oct. 19.  His plea comes …
4-Year-Old Girl Shot By Wanted Murderer, Police In Pennsylvania Say 4-Year-Old Girl Shot By Wanted Murderer, Police In Pennsylvania Say
4-Year-Old Girl Shot By Wanted Murderer, Police In Pennsylvania Say A 47-year-old convicted murderer is wanted following a stand-off in Harrisburg over the weekend that left a 4-year-old girl— along with two others— shot, authorities explained on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023.  Shawn Tyrone Jason is wanted on three felony criminal homicide attempt charges, felony aggravated assault, and felony person not to possess a firearm, according to the Harrisburg Police.  Officers and SWAT were called to the reported shooting in the 1800 block of North Street just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. After an approximately five-hour-long standoff, SWAT entere…
Stuck Motorcyclist Left In PA Road After Hit-Run, Police Say Stuck Motorcyclist Left In PA Road After Hit-Run, Police Say
Stuck Motorcyclist Left In PA Road After Hit-Run, Police Say A motorcyclist was struck in the middle of a Pennsylvania road and the driver sped off, nearly a month later the driver has been identified, police assert.  Travis Michael Seiple, 38, of Windsor is wanted on a warrant for striking a motorcyclist head-on, according to Lower Windsor Township police.  The hit-and-run happened in the 300 block of Red Front Road in York at approximately 5:21 p.m. on July 31, police detailed in the release. The victim was "severely injured," the police said.  The Lower Windsor Township Police Department filed charges at Magisterial…
Convict Slashes Roommate In Chest, Neck With Kitchen Knife, Carlisle Police Say Convict Slashes Roommate In Chest, Neck With Kitchen Knife, Carlisle Police Say
Convict Slashes Roommate In Chest, Neck With Kitchen Knife, Carlisle Police Say A roommate was slashed across his neck and chest by a man supposedly on drugs just before midnight on Sunday, authorities announced the following day. Lee Allen Payne was in front of his home in the 100 block of North Pitt Street, Carlisle when the police arrived at 11:55 p.m. on Aug. 27, the department detailed in the release.  The Carlisle PD was called by Payne's roommate due to his "drug activity," as stated in the release.  The 46-year-old "attacked the caller with a large kitchen knife in the apartment after an argument," the roommate told officers. Officers saw "several s…